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Prince of Wales Island is the third-largest island in the United States. There are nearly 1,000 miles of North Pacific Ocean shoreline, and a couple thousand miles of roads to explore. Discover small, friendly towns where people live close to the land and the sea. The subsistence lifestyle is embraced by most Alaskans. Come to where Alaska Native culture presents ancient traditions and carvers welcome your questions as they work on new totem poles. And an alpine hike and a halibut charter are all in a day's play.

Outdoor Activities Abound

One Island: Many Adventures

Did you ever think you need to get out more? Do it in a place that has so much more out to get! Opportunities to experience the great outdoors are almost unlimited on Prince Of Wales Island. You can also explore the human presence, from ancient native stone carvings to remnants of the logging and mining industries. Along with some of the best fishing in some of the cleanest waters on the planet. 

Scenic Byways

Scenic Byways aren't just for motorist. Bring your bikes and get close to the spectacular scenery on the several hundred miles of paved roads.

Have A Cave Day

Walk the Beaver Falls karst landscape interpretative trail in old growth forest, then follow a guide into El Capitan Cave - the largest known cave in Alaska. 

long days on the water

Whether you're into fishing, whale watching, wildlife viewing, kayaking, or all of the above, there are plenty of opportunities to get out on the water. 

Economy & Resources

Fish, timber, visitors and minerals are fundamental to the island. 
The service sector flourishes in areas from charters to lodging.
Prince of Wales Island oysters are world class delicacies.
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Native Arts & Culture

First peoples presence reflect in community, lifestyle and artistry.
Alaska Natives on the island share Tlingit and Haida cultures.
Klawock Totem Park displays 21 restored and replicated poles.
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Local Artisans

POW Island is home to talented people inspired by natural beauty.
Where writers, musicians, dancers, artisans and carvers thrive.
Local events celebrating artisans are scheduled throughout the year.
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